The school will be structured to provide presentations in the morning and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning lectures will include an introduction to the theory of incoherent scatter, radar operations, ISR analysis techniques, and community databases. The afternoon exercises will involve working closely with ISR facility staff in the topic areas of proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The 2019 ISR summer school is a collaboration between the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the EISCAT Scientific Association. The US portion of the school is sponsored by the NSF through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate and is organized by SRI International. The EISCAT portion of the school is sponsored by the EISCAT Scientific Association and organized by Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory. For more information about the school, please contact .

The deadline for application submission is 19 April 2019.

Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by 3 May 2019.